Employee Relations Manager

SABmiller Plc

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SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. We do business in a way that improves livelihoods and helps build communities. We are passionate about brewing and have a long tradition of craftsmanship, making superb beer from high-quality natural ingredients.

Job Description


  • Provide sound, professional advice to the business regarding identified aspects of Industrial Relations.
  • Represent the Company in external Labour Resolution Forums
  • Ensure that Line Managers, Regional HR teams, and Shop Stewards are competent in Industrial relations by providing support in training and coaching.
  • Keep customers updated on latest LR developments, case law, articles by providing regular feedback and workshops.
  • Provide management with guidelines on how to manage and resolve LR issues and processes
  • Monitor adherence to labor legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Support the People Team in the BU in ensuring that precedent and best practice is consistently applied.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in Case law, legislation Regulations and update Company policies, procedures accordingly.
  • Provide regular feedback support to the Labour Relations Director in the Zone
  • Prepare and conduct Wage Negotiations
  • Provide LR consulting support to the Business Units
  • Develop & implement processes and procedures in support of a seamless employee relations strategy


Job Requirement:

  • Relevant degree in Human Resources/Labour Relations/Law. Postgraduate qualifications in LR and/or Law would be advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resources/Labour Relations.
  • Knowledge & experience of dispute resolution processes; rules and regulations.
  • In-depth knowledge of Nigerian labor legislation.
  • Experience of at external dispute resolution forums
  • Experience in documenting employee policies and conditions of service handbooks
  • Experience in conflict management and disciplinary processes.
  • Experience in managing employee services – joiner, mover, leaver services, medical benefits & background check services.

Key competencies and attributes:

  • Ability to balance complex factors including business interests, the Law, IR concepts and principles
  • Ability to provide guidance in LR cases
  • Good understanding of Nigerian Labour Law
  • Good negotiation, influencing and facilitation skills
  • Track record of building good relationships
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Above average power point and excel skills
  • Ability to provide an integrated labor relations consulting service
  • High energy level

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SABmiller Plc

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Human Resources

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years